Every night before I go to bed I make a list of things I have no real interest in. Jon Bon Jovi is usually at the top of the list, while hockey is a close second. But maybe, just maybe, if you put these two elements together and slapped a juvenile title on it, it could work? Perhaps, like peanut butter and bananas, what seems so wrong could in fact be so right? I guess that's what National Lampoon is hoping with Pucked, which hits select theaters tomorrow. Unfortunately this isn't 1981, so I'm not able to get too excited about the words "National Lampoon's" appearing before the title.
The movie is about Frank Hooper, played by Bon Jovi – the man, not the band, although it would have been cool if the whole band played one person, speaking in perfect unison like those twins from Mothra – who ends up receiving several pre-approved credit cards. He uses them to finance an all-woman hockey league (I assume a scantily-clad one) but his scam is exposed and he ends up broke again and on trial. The movie is directed by Arthur Hiller, who also helmed Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder vehicles like Silver Streak and See No Evil, Hear No Evil. The movie also stars Estella Warren, Nora Dunn, Cary Elwes, and Married with Children's David Faustino.